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sport

 (spôrt)
n.
1.
a. An activity involving physical exertion and skill that is governed by a set of rules or customs and often undertaken competitively.
b. often sports(used with a sing. verb) Such activities considered as a group: Sports is a good way for children to get exercise.
2.
a. A usually challenging activity undertaken for amusement: "the sport of trying to eat [a bratwurst] with anything fewer than four paper napkins" (Jane Kramer).
b. Fun; amusement: balanced on the curb just for the sport of it.
3.
a. Mockery; jest: He made sport of his own looks.
b. An object of mockery, jest, or play: treated our interests as sport.
c. A joking mood or attitude: She made the remark in sport.
4.
a. One known for the manner of one's acceptance of rules, especially of a game, or of a difficult situation: a poor sport.
b. Informal A fair-minded person, especially one who accepts teasing or difficult situations well: Be a sport and show me where you caught those fish.
c. Informal A pleasant companion: was a real sport during the trip.
5. Informal
a. A person who lives a jolly, extravagant life.
b. A gambler at sporting events.
6. Biology An organism or a part of an organism that shows a marked change from the parent type, typically as a result of mutation.
7. Obsolete Amorous dalliance; lovemaking.
v. sport·ed, sport·ing, sports
v.intr.
1. To play or frolic: children sporting in the waves.
2. To joke or trifle: "Lear ... in a storm, half mad, sported with by the gods" (Cynthia Ozick).
v.tr.
1. To wear or have on one's body, especially prominently or ostentatiously: sports diamond earrings; sports a tattoo.
2. To have as a prominent feature: a car sporting a new paint job.
adj. or sports
1. Of, relating to, or appropriate for sports: sport fishing; sports equipment.
2. Designed or appropriate for outdoor or informal wear: a sport shirt.

[Middle English sporte, short for disporte, from Old French desport, pleasure, from desporter, to divert; see disport.]

sport′ful adj.
sport′ful·ly adv.
sport′ful·ness n.

sport

(spɔːt)
n
1. (General Sporting Terms) an individual or group activity pursued for exercise or pleasure, often involving the testing of physical capabilities and taking the form of a competitive game such as football, tennis, etc
2. (General Sporting Terms) such activities considered collectively
3. (General Sporting Terms) any particular pastime indulged in for pleasure
4. (General Sporting Terms) the pleasure derived from a pastime, esp hunting, shooting, or fishing: we had good sport today.
5. playful or good-humoured joking: to say a thing in sport.
6. derisive mockery or the object of such mockery: to make sport of someone.
7. someone or something that is controlled by external influences: the sport of fate.
8. informal (sometimes qualified by: good, bad, etc) a person who reacts cheerfully in the face of adversity, esp a good loser
9. informal a person noted for being scrupulously fair and abiding by the rules of a game
10. informal a person who leads a merry existence, esp a gambler: he's a bit of a sport.
11. informal Austral and NZ a form of address used esp between males
12. (Biology) biology
a. an animal or plant that differs conspicuously in one or more aspects from other organisms of the same species, usually because of a mutation
b. an anomalous characteristic of such an organism
vb
13. (Clothing & Fashion) (tr) informal to wear or display in an ostentatious or proud manner: she was sporting a new hat.
14. (intr) to skip about or frolic happily
15. (General Sporting Terms) to amuse (oneself), esp in outdoor physical recreation
16. (often foll by: with) to dally or trifle (with)
17. rare (often foll by: away) to squander (time or money): sporting one's life away.
18. archaic (often foll by: with) to make fun (of)
19. (Biology) (intr) biology to produce or undergo a mutation
[C15 sporten, variant of disporten to disport]
ˈsporter n
ˈsportful adj
ˈsportfully adv
ˈsportfulness n

sport

(spɔrt, spoʊrt)

n.
1. an athletic activity requiring skill or physical prowess and often of a competitive nature.
2. such activities collectively.
3. diversion; recreation.
4. jest; pleasantry.
5. mockery; ridicule: They made sport of his haircut.
7. something tossed about like a plaything.
9. a person who behaves in a sportsmanlike, fair, or admirable manner.
10. a debonair person; bon vivant.
11. Biol. an organism or part that shows an unusual or singular deviation from the normal or parent type; mutation.
12. Obs. amorous dalliance.
adj.
13. of, pertaining to, or used in sports.
14. suitable for outdoor or informal wear: sport clothes.
v.i.
15. to amuse oneself with some pleasant pastime.
16. to frolic; gambol: kittens sporting and playing.
17. to engage in athletic activity.
18. to speak or act in jest.
19. to mock something.
20. Bot. to mutate.
v.t.
21. to wear or display, esp. with ostentation: sporting a new coat.
Also, sports .
[1350–1400; Middle English; aph. variant of disport]
sport′ful, adj.
sport′ful•ly, adv.
sport′ful•ness, n.

sport


Past participle: sported
Gerund: sporting

Imperative
sport
sport
Present
I sport
you sport
he/she/it sports
we sport
you sport
they sport
Preterite
I sported
you sported
he/she/it sported
we sported
you sported
they sported
Present Continuous
I am sporting
you are sporting
he/she/it is sporting
we are sporting
you are sporting
they are sporting
Present Perfect
I have sported
you have sported
he/she/it has sported
we have sported
you have sported
they have sported
Past Continuous
I was sporting
you were sporting
he/she/it was sporting
we were sporting
you were sporting
they were sporting
Past Perfect
I had sported
you had sported
he/she/it had sported
we had sported
you had sported
they had sported
Future
I will sport
you will sport
he/she/it will sport
we will sport
you will sport
they will sport
Future Perfect
I will have sported
you will have sported
he/she/it will have sported
we will have sported
you will have sported
they will have sported
Future Continuous
I will be sporting
you will be sporting
he/she/it will be sporting
we will be sporting
you will be sporting
they will be sporting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been sporting
you have been sporting
he/she/it has been sporting
we have been sporting
you have been sporting
they have been sporting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been sporting
you will have been sporting
he/she/it will have been sporting
we will have been sporting
you will have been sporting
they will have been sporting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been sporting
you had been sporting
he/she/it had been sporting
we had been sporting
you had been sporting
they had been sporting
Conditional
I would sport
you would sport
he/she/it would sport
we would sport
you would sport
they would sport
Past Conditional
I would have sported
you would have sported
he/she/it would have sported
we would have sported
you would have sported
they would have sported

sport

A spontaneous mutation, or genetic change, where a plant is distinctly different from its parent (e.g. has variegated foliage).
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sport - an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competitionsport - an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition
offside - (sport) the mistake of occupying an illegal position on the playing field (in football, soccer, ice hockey, field hockey, etc.)
wipeout - a spill in some sport (as a fall from a bicycle or while skiing or being capsized on a surfboard)
toss, flip, pass - (sports) the act of throwing the ball to another member of your team; "the pass was fumbled"
daisy cutter - a batted or served ball that skims along close to the ground
call - (sports) the decision made by an umpire or referee; "he was ejected for protesting the call"
funambulism, tightrope walking - walking on a tightrope or slack rope
rock climbing - the sport or pastime of scaling rock masses on mountain sides (especially with the help of ropes and special equipment)
birling, logrolling - rotating a log rapidly in the water (as a competitive sport)
diversion, recreation - an activity that diverts or amuses or stimulates; "scuba diving is provided as a diversion for tourists"; "for recreation he wrote poetry and solved crossword puzzles"; "drug abuse is often regarded as a form of recreation"
contact sport - a sport that necessarily involves body contact between opposing players
field sport, outdoor sport - a sport that is played outdoors
gymnastics, gymnastic exercise - a sport that involves exercises intended to display strength and balance and agility
track and field - participating in athletic sports performed on a running track or on the field associated with it
skiing - a sport in which participants must travel on skis
aquatics, water sport - sports that involve bodies of water
rowing, row - the act of rowing as a sport
archery - the sport of shooting arrows with a bow
sledding - the sport of riding on a sled or sleigh
skating - the sport of gliding on skates
racing - the sport of engaging in contests of speed
equitation, horseback riding, riding - the sport of siting on the back of a horse while controlling its movements
cycling - the sport of traveling on a bicycle or motorcycle
blood sport - sport that involves killing animals (especially hunting)
athletic game - a game involving athletic activity
stroke, shot - (sports) the act of swinging or striking at a ball with a club or racket or bat or cue or hand; "it took two strokes to get out of the bunker"; "a good shot requires good balance and tempo"; "he left me an almost impossible shot"
position - (in team sports) the role assigned to an individual player; "what position does he play?"
foul - an act that violates the rules of a sport
personal foul - a foul that involves unnecessarily rough contact (as in basketball or football)
possession - (sport) the act of controlling the ball (or puck); "they took possession of the ball on their own goal line"
judo - a sport adapted from jujitsu (using principles of not resisting) and similar to wrestling; developed in Japan
spectator sport - a sport that many people find entertaining to watch
team sport - a sport that involves competition between teams of players; "baseball is a team sport by golf is not"
save - (sports) the act of preventing the opposition from scoring; "the goalie made a brilliant save"; "the relief pitcher got credit for a save"
press box - box reserved for reporters (as at a sports event)
tuck - (sports) a bodily position adopted in some sports (such as diving or skiing) in which the knees are bent and the thighs are drawn close to the chest
game plan - (sports) a plan for achieving an objective in some sport
won-lost record - (sports) a record of win versus losses
English, side - (sports) the spin given to a ball by striking it on one side or releasing it with a sharp twist
series - (sports) several contests played successively by the same teams; "the visiting team swept the series"
trial - (sports) a preliminary competition to determine qualifications; "the trials for the semifinals began yesterday"
defending team, defence, defense - (sports) the team that is trying to prevent the other team from scoring; "his teams are always good on defense"
bench warmer - (sports) a substitute who seldom plays
coach, manager, handler - (sports) someone in charge of training an athlete or a team
free agent - (sports) a professional athlete who is free to sign a contract to play for any team
iron man, ironman - a strong man of exceptional physical endurance
ref, referee - (sports) the chief official (as in boxing or American football) who is expected to ensure fair play
talent scout, scout - someone employed to discover and recruit talented persons (especially in the worlds of entertainment or sports)
2.sport - the occupation of athletes who compete for pay
professional boxing - boxing for money
professional wrestling - wrestling for money
sumo - a Japanese form of wrestling; you lose if you are forced out of a small ring or if any part of your body (other than your feet) touches the ground
professional golf - playing golf for money
professional football - football played for pay
professional baseball - playing baseball for money
professional basketball - playing basketball for money
professional tennis - playing tennis for money
job, line of work, occupation, business, line - the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money; "he's not in my line of business"
3.sport - (Maine colloquial) a temporary summer resident of Maine
vacationer, vacationist - someone on vacation; someone who is devoting time to pleasure or relaxation rather than to work
4.sport - a person known for the way she (or he) behaves when teased or defeated or subjected to trying circumstances; "a good sport"; "a poor sport"
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
5.sport - someone who engages in sportssport - someone who engages in sports  
athlete, jock - a person trained to compete in sports
6.sport - (biology) an organism that has characteristics resulting from chromosomal alterationsport - (biology) an organism that has characteristics resulting from chromosomal alteration
organism, being - a living thing that has (or can develop) the ability to act or function independently
biological science, biology - the science that studies living organisms
freak, lusus naturae, monstrosity, monster - a person or animal that is markedly unusual or deformed
7.sport - verbal wit or mockery (often at another's expense but not to be taken seriously); "he became a figure of fun"; "he said it in sport"
humor, wit, witticism, wittiness, humour - a message whose ingenuity or verbal skill or incongruity has the power to evoke laughter
jocosity, jocularity - fun characterized by humor
waggery, waggishness - waggish behavior
drollery, funniness, clowning, comedy - a comic incident or series of incidents
paronomasia, pun, punning, wordplay - a humorous play on words; "I do it for the pun of it"; "his constant punning irritated her"
Verb1.sport - wear or display in an ostentatious or proud manner; "she was sporting a new hat"
feature, have - have as a feature; "This restaurant features the most famous chefs in France"
2.sport - play boisterously; "The children frolicked in the garden"; "the gamboling lambs in the meadows"; "The toddlers romped in the playroom"
play - be at play; be engaged in playful activity; amuse oneself in a way characteristic of children; "The kids were playing outside all day"; "I used to play with trucks as a little girl"

sport

noun
1. game, exercise, recreation, play, entertainment, amusement, diversion, pastime, physical activity I'd say football is my favourite sport.
2. fun, kidding (informal), joking, teasing, ridicule, joshing (slang, chiefly U.S. & Canad.), banter, frolic, jest, mirth, merriment, badinage, raillery Had themselves a bit of sport first, didn't they?
verb
1. (Informal) wear, display, flaunt, boast, exhibit, flourish, show off, vaunt He was fat-faced, heavily-built and sported a red moustache. see athletic events, ballgames, boxing weights, cricket terms, equestrianism, fencing terms, football, golf terms, gymnastic events, martial arts, motor sports, rugby terms, snooker and billiards terms, tennis terms, water sports, winter sports
Quotations
"I'm fanatical about sport: there seems to me something almost religious about the fact that human beings can organize play, the spirit of play" [Simon Gray]
"When a man wants to murder a tiger he calls it sport; when the tiger wants to murder him he calls it ferocity" [George Bernard Shaw Maxims for Revolutionists]
"The flannelled fools at the wicket or the muddied oafs at the goals" [Rudyard Kipling The Islanders]
"To be No. 1 in sport you have to have a narrow tunnel vision. Dedication. You want to call it selfishness, arrogance, whatever. It's dog eat dog. There are no prisoners taken; there's none expected" [Ian Botham]

Sports

Team sports  American football, association football or soccer, Australian Rules or Australian Rules football, baseball, bandy, basketball, camogie, Canadian football, cricket, curling, five-a-side football, football, Gaelic football, goalball, handball, hockey, hurling or hurley, ice hockey, kabbadi, korfball, lacrosse, netball, polo, roller hockey, rounders, rugby or rugby football, rugby league, rugby union, shinty, softball, stool ball, tug-of-war, volleyball, water polo
Combat sports  boxing, fencing, sambo or sambo wrestling, savate, wrestling
Other sports  angling or fishing, archery, badminton, ballooning, billiards, boules, bowls, bullfighting, candlepins, clay pigeon shooting, cockfighting, coursing, croquet, cycling, cyclo-cross, darts, decathlon, falconry, fives, fly-fishing, fox-hunting, gliding, golf, greyhound racing, gymnastics, hang gliding, jai alai, lawn tennis, modern pentathlon, mountaineering, paddleball, parachuting, paragliding, parascending, paraskiing, pelota, pétanque, pigeon racing, pool, potholing, quoits, rackets, real tennis, rhythmic gymnastics, rock climbing, roller skating, shooting, skeet, skittles, skydiving, snooker, squash or squash rackets, table tennis, tennis, tenpin bowling, trampolining, trapshooting, triathlon, weightlifting

sport

noun
1. Activity engaged in for relaxation and amusement:
2. Actions taken as a joke:
verb
1. To occupy oneself with amusement or diversion:
2. To make a public and usually ostentatious show of:
Translations
ألعاب رياضِيَّهذو روح رِياضِيَّهرِيَاضَةرِياضَهلَهْو، مُزاح، لَعِب
sportlegracenositpašák
sportsportsgrenbæreflink fyrfor sjov
sporto
epämuodostumakilpailulajikova tyyppileikkikalupelaaminen
sportšport
sportsportágfeltûnõen visel
greiîvikinn og góîhjartaîur maîuríòróttíþróttíþróttaklæîast
スポーツ
스포츠
dėvėtipuiki galimybėsportassportinė aprangasportinis automobilis
dižotiesizklaideizpriecajauks cilvēkslāga zēns
šport
šport
sportidrott
กีฬา
môn thể thao

sport

[spɔːt]
A. N
1. (= game) → deporte m
he is good at several sportsse le dan bien varios deportes
the sport of kingsel deporte de los reyes, la hípica
2. (= games in general) → deporte(s) m(pl)
I love sportme encantan los deportes or el deporte
to be good at sportser buen deportista
3. sports (= athletics meeting) → juegos mpl deportivos
4. (= hunting) → caza f
to have some good sporttener éxito en la caza, lograr unas cuantas piezas hermosas
the trout here give good sportaquí las truchas no se rinden fácilmente
5. (= fun) → juego m, diversión f
to say sth in sportdecir algo en broma
to make sport of sbburlarse de algn
6. (= person) → persona f amable
she's a good sportes buena persona, es buena gente (esp LAm)
he's a real sportes una persona realmente buena
be a sport!¡no seas malo!
7. (liter) (= plaything) → víctima f, juguete m
8. (Bio) → mutación f
B. VI (liter) → divertirse
C. VTlucir, ostentar
D. CPD sports car Ncoche m deportivo
sports centre, sports complex Npolideportivo m
sports day N (Brit) → día m de competiciones deportivas (de un colegio)
sports desk Nsección f de deportes
sports editor Njefe mf de la sección de deportes
sports facilities NPLinstalaciones fpl deportivas
sports ground Ncampo m deportivo, centro m deportivo
sports hall N = sports centre sports jacket Nchaqueta f sport, saco m sport (LAm)
sports page Npágina f de deportes
sport(s) utility vehicle Ntodoterreno m inv
sports writer Ncronista mf deportivo/a

sport

[ˈspɔːrt]
n
(gen)sport m
What's your favourite sport? → Quel est ton sport préféré?
to be good at sport → être sportif/ive
She's good at sport → Elle est sportive.
indoor sports → sports mpl en salle
outdoor sports → sports mpl de plein air
(old-fashioned) (= amusement) → divertissement m
to say sth in sport → dire qch pour rire
(= man, boy) → chic type m (= woman, girl) → chic fille f
He's a good sport → C'est un chic type.
go on, be a sport! → allez, sois sympa!
sports modif [activities, event, team] → sportif/ive; [centre, club, complex, facilities] → sportif/ive; [field] → de sport; [channel, coverage, programme, news] → sportif/ive; [commentator, presenter, correspondent, journalist] → sportif/ive; [personality, star] → du (monde du) sport; [psychologist, science] → du sport; [bra, clothes] → de sport; [gear, kit] → sportif/ive
sports equipment → matériel m sportif
sports fan → fan mf de sport
vt (= wear) → arborer

sport

n
(= games collectively)Sport m no pl; (= type of sport)Sportart f; to be good at sport(s)gut im Sport sein, sportlich sein; tennis is my sportTennis ist mein Lieblingssport; the sport of kingsder königliche Sport, der Pferderennsport; to offer good sportgute Jagd-/Angelmöglichkeiten plbieten; outdoor sportsSport mim Freien; indoor sportsHallensport m
sports pl (also sports meeting)Sportveranstaltung f
(= amusement)Spaß m; to do something in sportetw zum Spaß tun; it was great sportes hat großen Spaß gemacht; to say something in sportetw aus or im or zum Spaß sagen; to make sport of somebody/something (old)sich über jdn/etw lustig machen
(inf: = person) → feiner or anständiger Kerl (inf); (Austral) → Junge m; to be a (good) sportalles mitmachen; they are such good sportsmit ihnen kann man Pferde stehlen (inf); he’s a good sport, he doesn’t mind losinger ist kein Spielverderber, er macht sich nichts daraus, wenn er verliert; be a sport!sei kein Spielverderber!, sei nicht so! (inf)
(Biol, Zool) → Spielart f, → Abart f
vt tie, dressanhaben; (= show off) ring etcprotzen mit; black eye, pink etc hair, beardherumlaufen mit (inf)
vi (= frolic)(herum)tollen; (kitten)(herum)spielen
adj attr (US) = sports

sport

[spɔːt]
1. n
a.sport m inv
indoor/outdoor sports → sport al chiuso/all'aria aperta
to be good at sport → riuscire bene nello sport sports npl (meeting) → gare fpl
b. (amusement) → divertimento
c. (fam) (person) → persona di spirito
be a sport! → sii buono!
2. vtsfoggiare

sport

(spoːt) noun
1. games or competitions involving physical activity. She's very keen on sport of all kinds.
2. a particular game or amusement of this kind. Hunting, shooting and fishing are not sports I enjoy.
3. a good-natured and obliging person. He's a good sport to agree to do that for us!
4. fun; amusement. I only did it for sport.
verb
to wear, especially in public. He was sporting a pink tie.
ˈsporting adjective
1. of, or concerned with, sports. the sporting world.
2. (negative unsporting) showing fairness and kindness or generosity, especially if unexpected. a sporting gesture.
sports adjective
(American also sport) designed, or suitable, for sport. a sports centre; sports equipment.
sports car
a small, fast car with only two seats.
sports jacket
a type of jacket for men, designed for casual wear.
ˈsportsman (ˈspoːts-) feminine ˈsportswoman noun
1. a person who takes part in sports. He is a very keen sportsman.
2. a person who shows a spirit of fairness and generosity in sport. He's a real sportsman who doesn't seem to care if he wins or loses.
ˈsportswear noun
clothing designed for playing sports in.
a sporting chance
a reasonably good chance.

sport

رِيَاضَة sport sport Sport άθλημα deporte urheilu sport sport sport スポーツ 스포츠 sport idrett sport desporto, esporte спорт sport กีฬา spor môn thể thao 体育

sport

n. deporte;
___ -s medicinemedicina del deporte.
Sport 

sport

n deporte m; contact — deporte de contacto; to play sports practicar or realizar deporte(s)
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